We knew even before arriving at The Capital Grille on Pennsylvania Avenue that our dining experience that evening would be a special event. With the view of the U.S. Capitol just down the street and knowledge that The Capital Grille was a favorite among congressional Republicans, it was like entering a private club. The place was packed and buzzing. Still our reservations were honored and our request for a booth given. We are off to a good start in this beautiful restaurant.
Robert was our server this evening and he made this a very enjoyable evening. He first brought us complimentary flutes of Stoli Doli, the signature cocktail of The Capital Grill. Stolichnaya Vodka infused with fresh pineapple, chilled and served straight up. Ooh, these could become habit forming! This followed with martinis which Robert shook at the table. 15-times shaken creates a very nice extra dry gin martini.
The menu followed the route of a perfect steakhouse. Good assortment of breads for the table followed with a nice French onion soup for my wife while I enjoyed an excellent Caesar Salad. Entrees this evening were fresh Alaskan Halibut for my wife of which nothing was left on her plate and a perfect 10 ounce prime Filet Mignon for me, rare as ordered with Béarnaise sauce. So nice.
We had some excellent wines to complement our entrees although we passed on the attractive selection of desserts. We achieved what we came for, and that to have a great dining experience.
Oh, and what about the Republicans? We had Republicans on our left and Republicans on our right. Is this a great restaurant or what! On the way out I stood aside to let a leading contender for the 2016 presidential election and his wife go past. Most certainly a fun evening and is that not what fine dining should be?
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